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Solar Power at Your Fingertips With the Solar Suitcase

How to help hospitals with unreliable electricity supplies deliver life-saving treatment? A portable solar power system - that fits into a suitcase - has been doing just that. Lack of electricity and hospitals don't go well together: equipment cannot be operated, hospital communications are hindered, health workers are unable to provide appropriate and timely medical care. Read on

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Karavan: Connecting the Disconnected, Tapping Into Skills and Fostering Integration

A new app is being developed that seeks to empower refugees by fostering an appreciation for their talents and ensuring their skills are meaningfully used. As a refugee, in many countries you are not allowed to work and earn money. What follows is a life in limbo, social isolation, alienation, and an extraordinary waste of talents and skills. What to do? Read on

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From Ashes to Hope: Rebuilding Gaza with Greencake

How do you set about mending the destruction caused by years of conflict and rebuilding your home, neighbourhood or city, when political instability make it impossible to get hold of the necessary resources? Two Gazan women set about doing just that, and have come up with a durable and affordable building block made out of waste materials: Greencake. Read on

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Bloop: The Ten Dollar Reusable Device That Saves Lives

For people in low-income countries, undergoing surgery can bear one key additional risk: a lack of access to safe blood supplies means that too many still end up perishing due to loss of blood. But how to prevent major blood loss during surgery, and ensure timely availability of clean and safe blood to those who need it, even in places lacking the appropriate medical infrastructure? Read on